I think one thing that a lot of people struggle with is finding a purpose in life. I know this is something that I used to wonder a lot myself. Why am I here? Why have I lived this long, with no end in sight? I obviously can’t speak for everybody, but I know that it does feel like we’ve all been put here for some reason.
So what is it that makes me think we’re here for some reason? That’s easy to answer, we’re the only planet with life, that we actually know of(I’m not here to discuss crazy theories about aliens or creators, save it for someone who cares). Sure, it could be a coincidence, or perfect situation that put us here, but it doesn’t feel that way to me. We’ve even found other planets that scientists think could support life, but no actual evidence of life on them. It’s hard for me not to think that we’re here for a reason if that’s the case.
So what are we here for? Do we each have our own individual purpose? If so, how do we find it? I think these are the real questions. It seems like some people are here to accomplish certain things, or to show us a certain way. I think the main thing I’ve gathered from watching these people is that we’re really here to live our lives the way we want. The people that seem to be fulfilling their purpose are doing what they love, more than anything else. Too often I think we try to live up to everybody else’s standards, rather than asking ourselves what we really want and going after it. The uncomfortable truth is that some day, we won’t be here any more. So why not do what you want until then? People often say they don’t want to look back on their life with regret, but I also know a lot of people who have settled for a life they didn’t want. I think that is the greatest tragedy any of us can experience.
So what’s the point of me writing this? To point out that I think we’re supposed to push each other to achieve what we really want, to love each other in the process, and to respect each other’s perspectives. After all, everybody has their own life experiences that we can’t really compare to. We all have our own individual thought process about how things should be done. It seems like everybody would rather judge each other on these things rather than try to understand and respect them. If you don’t want people disrespecting you, try not disrespecting others. That’s how I think we’ll all really get along with each other. And isn’t that the point any way?